2017 Shows

Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, PA, is pleased to announce the opening of “Vessel,” an exhibition of two-dimensional and three-dimensional fine art submitted by the area’s fine artists, on Friday, September 15, 2017, from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The exhibit will run through October 15, 2017.

Artists were encouraged to consider all meanings of the word “vessel” to inspire their artistic responses. 

Awards appointed by Karla Trinkley & Will Dexter of Taylor Backes Glass Studio and Gallery, Boyertown.

“We are grateful to Tessi Melchior, executive director for the Foundation for Boyertown Education, who coordinated the fundraising through the generosity of Body-Borneman Insurance Company, the United Way of Boyertown, the Melchior Family, and Fred Beans Ford of Boyertown,” Stahl continued.

Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, PA, is pleased to announce the opening of “Asia Pacific,” an exhibition of art from international artists from the Asian Pacific Rim, on Friday, August 25, 2017, from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The exhibit will run through September 9, 2017.

The exhibit representing 7 artists is curated by Chutima Kerdpitak, known as Nok, a multidisciplinary artist born in Thailand and currently living in the United Kingdom. Several other artists will accompany Nok as part of the exchange.

This is Nok’s second visit and exhibit in Boyertown. In 2013, Kerdpitak brought the works of over 60 international artists to Boyertown for an exhibit entitled “Circus Terminal Worldwide.”

The visiting artists will visit Middle School East, Middle School West, and Boyertown Senior High School to discuss their lives, art and, culture; demonstrate techniques and offer opportunities to engage in art activities. The artists will meet with students who visit the exhibit at Studio B to discuss the art and address questions.

Demonstrations, workshops and discussions are also planned for the community. The artists will be available as guest speakers for arts organizations, civic and service clubs.

Gum Ran (Kay) Youse will be showing works in the “Classroom Gallery”.

An accomplished artist whose mediums include pastels, watercolor and oil paints, Youse is best known for her ink and brush paintings stamped with the Chinese symbols of her name. She now resides at Walnut Woods, Boyertown, PA, and offers support for other fine artists and area art galleries.

 

Opening on Saturday, June 10, 2017, the day of Berks-Mont Business Association’s Philadelphia Avenue Street Fair, is an exhibit entitled “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs.” Pamela Hodges is curating the exhibit and has enlisted Gateway Ticketing as a sponsor of prizes for the exhibit.

The show is a theme-free show; however artist registration fees will benefit the Animal Rescue League, and prizes will be awarded to artwork featuring dogs and cats in addition to a People’s Choice Award.

The Award Presentation and Closing Reception are scheduled for Friday August 18, 2017, 5-8pm

Pamela is planning art-related activities and games as Studio B’s participation in the street fair. She will be recruiting additional volunteers to assist throughout the day.

Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, PA, is pleased to announce the opening of “Defining WORLD,” the studio’s 9th annual juried show featuring art celebrating our environment sponsored by Liberty Environmental, Inc. a company with offices in Reading, Lancaster, Philadelphia and New York. This annual exhibition attracts artists from Berks, Montgomery, Lehigh, Lancaster, and Philadelphia counties.

The exhibit opens Friday, April 21, 2017, with a reception from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The exhibit closes June 4, 2017. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.

Susan Biebuyck, Studio B’s gallery director, looks for an angle each year to challenge artists to a fresh take on responding to our environment. Each year Biebuyck selects a juror from her network of artists, gallery directors, directors of area art centers, and patrons to choose winners for monied prizes.

This season, Biebuyck is reaching out to artists in works of all media to interpret their world—the planet, their home, their lives—politically, culturally, or environmentally.

Prizes will be awarded on Friday night, including the coveted “Best In Show,” which nets the winner a cash prize as well as a featured spot during the environmentally-themed exhibit in 2018. Please visit studiobbb.org for more information.

Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, PA, is pleased to announce the opening of “O’Suzannah!” featuring the artwork of artists whose first name is some form of “Susan.”

The exhibit opens March 17, 2017, with a reception from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and runs until April  16, 2017.

“Muse”, the Fourth Annual Exhibit and Book Release Reception

Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, PA, is pleased to announce the opening of “Muse”, the studio’s fourth annual show and book release combining literary and visual art.
The exhibit opens February 17, 2017, with a reception from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and runs until March 12, 2017.

The exhibit and book will showcase the writers’ and artists’ source(s) of inspiration. People, places, things, ideas…and words are subjects of the prose and poetry and rendered visually by the artists.

Pamela Hodges Releases How to Be a Cat and Offers Art for Sale

Tired of the stress and complications of modern life? Does watching your cat sleeping in sunbeams look like heaven to you?

If so, writer and artist Pamela Hodges provides a 15-step plan to leave the rat race and become a cat in her book How to Be a Cat for everyone who wishes to be a cat.

A book release and signing is scheduled for February 17, 2017, at Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown, PA, during the opening reception of its upcoming exhibit entitled “Muse,” the studio’s annual exhibit combining visual and literary art.

How to Be a Cat includes a certificate of completion, cat diary pages, and several paper cut-out costume pages and provides a perfect gift suggestion for Type A friends and family members in search of greater balance in their lives.

Agri-CULTURE, the studio’s 9th annual show featuring art inspired by agriculture.

The exhibit opens January 20, 2017, with a reception from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.

Reading Eagle Review and Prize Winners

Prizes will be awarded on Friday night, including the coveted “Best In Show,” which nets the winner a cash prize as well as a featured spot during the agriculturally-themed exhibit in 2018.

Juror for Agri-CULTURE is Miles DeCoster, professor at Kutztown University, PA. DeCoster has a studio at the Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA. His work has been included in many exhibitions throughout the United States, as well as Mexico, Italy and Hungary and in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Rare Books and Special Collections at the Olin Library at Washington University among others. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council, Post- Newsweek Stations and the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin, California. For more go to http://milesdecoster.com/
The show continues through Sunday, February 12, 2017. Please visit studiobbb.org for more information.